29 days in Finland Itinerary

29 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rukatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tornio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pello
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 8 nights
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Helsinki

— 5 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), make a trip to Senate Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see reviews and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning app.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Helsinki is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In December, Helsinki is colder than Jeddah - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can fly to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 24:

Levi

— 5 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Safartica Yllas (in Yllasjarvi), Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). Spend the 26th (Sun) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Levi sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Levi at -6°C and lows at -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 29:

Saariselka

— 4 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). Spend the 30th (Thu) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. The adventure continues: stroll through Ruijanpolku Trail, stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Saariselka are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:

Rukatunturi

— 2 nights
On the 3rd (Mon), surround yourself with nature on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours and then see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours and then soothe aching muscles at Rukaland.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rukatunturi online attractions planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Rukatunturi in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tornio.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:

Tornio

— 2 nights
Tornio is a city and municipality in Lapland, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): see the winter wonderland with Nordic Safaris and then enjoy breathtaking views from Tornion vesitorni. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Kukkolankoski and then laugh and play at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

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Traveling by car from Rukatunturi to Tornio takes 3.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Tornio can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pello.

Things to do in Tornio

Outdoors · Adventure · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:

Pello

— 2 nights
Pello is a municipality of Finland.It is located approximately north of the Arctic Circle in the western part of the province of Lapland, and is part of the Lapland region. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): hit the slopes at Ski Resort Ritavalkea. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Soulmate Huskies and then steep yourself in history at Maupertuis Memorial.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Pello trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tornio to Pello takes 2 hours. Traveling from Tornio in January, expect Pello to be slightly colder, temps between -12°C and -20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pello

Outdoors · Wildlife · Winter Sports · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:

Rovaniemi

— 8 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planning tool.

You can drive from Pello to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rovaniemi when traveling from Pello in January, with lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 16:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."